|KEISEI SANBON KARAKASA|
|Play title||Keisei Sanbon Karakasa
The Courtesan and the Three-Umbella Blazon 
The drama "Keisei Sanbon Karakasa" was premiered in the 7th lunar month of 1794  at the Miyakoza [casting]. The main elements of the plot of the ichibanme  of this fuwa-nagoyamono drama were quite classic:
This drama, which has never been revived since its premiere, became famous because of a series of 16 yakushae made by T˘shűsai Sharaku [more details].
 "The Courtesan and the Three-Umbella Blazon", not "The Courtesan and the Three Umbellas" because sanbon karakasa, which literally means the three umbrellas, is in fact the mon of Nagoya Sanza (sanbon karakasa).
 The opening day was the 25th day of the 7th lunar month of the 6th year of the Kansei era, which was the 20th of August 1794 in the western calendar.
 The ichibanme, the jidaimono, centered aroung Nagoya Sanza, Katsuragi and Fuwa Banzaemon. The nibanme, the sewamono, was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1794 in the same theater.
The actors Ichikawa Yaoz˘ III (left), Segawa Kikunoj˘ III (center) and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ III (right) playing the roles of Fuwa Banzaemon, the keisei Katsuragi and Nagoya Sanza in a tsuji banzuke for the staging of the drama "Keisei Sanbon Karakasa" in the 7th lunar month of 1794 at the Miyakoza
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